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The Invisible Guardian: Book 1 Paperback – 25 January 2016
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- Publisher : HarperCollins GB (25 January 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0007525354
- ISBN-13 : 978-0007525355
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.74 x 19.71 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 277,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
‘Myth and reality blend in this sophisticated and razor-sharp thriller … gritty, fascinating and compelling’ Steve Berry
‘Combines singular characters and an eerily atmospheric setting’ Sunday Times
this is a well-written book for those eager to explore a little-known area of Spain, and should appeal to fans of Fred Vargas and James Oswald. The supernatural elements are handled with a light touch, and shouldn’t put off more cynical readers, Crime Fiction Lover
An intriguing read – compelling and often dark’ Liz Loves Books blog
‘Well-written and engaging’ Raven Crime Reads blog
‘Has so many facets to it that it becomes utterly compelling’
‘An engrossing psychological thriller’ Publishers Weekly
‘Exciting … the level of sustained uncertainty is magnificently realized’ Library Journal
About the Author
Dolores Redondo was born in Donostia-San Sebastian in 1969, where she studied Law and Gastronomy. The Invisible Guardian was published in Spain in 2013, with rights sold in thirty languages. It was chosen as 'Best Crime Novel of the Year' by the major Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia and over 600,000 readers turned the series (which includes the follow-up novels The Legacy of the Bones and Offering to the Storm) into one of Spain's biggest literary successes in recent years. In the UK, the novel was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger. The film adaptation is being developed by the producer of The Killing and Stieg Larsson's Milennium Trilogy. Dolores Redondo currently lives and writes in the Ribera Navarra area of Spain.
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Amaia Salazar is a hot shot detective inspector based in Pamplona. She comes from Elizondo, a small, historic town in the Basque region and returns home to head up the investigation into a serial killer who is abducting young women, strangling them and posing the bodies. It is a difficult investigation with few clues, made worse by Amaia having to deal with a jealous colleague and the family problems which have kept her away from Elizondo for many years.
Ms Redondo packs a lot into her novel, not just the case and the personal problems but Basque legend, the history of Elizondo and the supernatural. I found the Basque detail fascinating and informative and the history and descriptions of Elizondo extremely atmospheric. They make me want to visit. The supernatural thing, mostly a Bigfoot type creature in the woods and a fertility goddess, don't add anything to the investigation but do add a mystical quality to an already well described location and atmosphere. It is reminiscent of Michael Marshall's Straw Men creatures.
Amaia is a strong woman with secrets from her past which are gradually revealed as the novel progresses. She is, however, the only well drawn character with rest being rather stereotypical - James, the perfect husband, good in bed and a paragon of understanding outside it, Flora, the mean sister martyring herself on the pyre of family obligation and completely OTT, the weak brothers-in-law etc. Does it really matter when the novel is plot driven? I don't think so.
The Invisible Guardian is a good, if a bit bumpy, start to a new series and I have no hesitation in recommending it anyone looking for something a bit different.
gaps in the story. These are excellent books, hard to put down, written with skill. Dolores Redondo is
a brilliant author and I'm looking forward to reading the third book in the trilogy, and seeing the film
The invisible guardian.